Radioactive probe studies of coordination mechanisms of heavy metal ions from natural waters to functionalized magnetic nanoparticles
funding type Other International
programme ISOLDE Collaboration
research group(s) 2 - multifunctional ferroic ceramics and nanostructures;
1 - inorganic functional nanomaterials and organic-inorganic hybrids;
department Physics (DF)
execution dates 2009-01-01 - 2011-03-31 ( 27 Months )

It is planned to initiate investigations on the properties of magnetic nanoparticles with respect to their ability to absorb heavy metals from aqueous solutions. Isotopes of the elements Hg, Cd, and Pb will be implanted in solidifiedwater which already contains the nanoparticles or to which they can be added later on. This is an established procedure at ISOLDE, already in use for the present biophysics experiments (e.g. IS448). The Committee regarded this idea as a new line of research and endorsedthe Letter of Intent and asked the Physics coordinator to provide 2shifts of radioactive beam for the envisaged tests subject to availability and the possibility to combine them with already approved experiments.

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Vitor Brás Sequeira Amaral
ciceco status Coordinator
proponent institution Universidade de Aveiro (UA)
partner institution(s)

Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Ciências, IFIMUP, Portugal; Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de Física Nuclear, Portugal; ITN, Sacavém, Portugal; ISOLDE-CERN

international partner(s) yes